American Meat (2013)
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American Meat is a solutions-‐oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells, Paul Willis, and farmers across America, it takes an even-‐handed look at animal husbandry. First explaining how America arrived at our current industrial system, the story shifts to the present day, showing the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who
Apr 12, 2013 Limited
Nov 25, 2013
Independent Pictures - Official Site
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A low-key, fairly evenhanded look at industrial vs. organic methods of raising livestock.
Less sensationalist than its similarly themed predecessors, this informative documentary makes a strong case for the benefits of organic famring.
The problem is that this rah-rah chronicle never addresses the dangerous, distressing disparity between non-organic farms, which are still the norm, and the ones focused on here.
American Meat won't fully counter the negative sentiment that the meat industry has, but it's not entirely propaganda, either.
Too simplistic. You can't help but recall a much more insightful and thorough doc that treads similar ground, Food, Inc.
Very informative documentary even if it allows the filthy Steve Ells of Chipotle's a platform.
A hopeful and enlightening documentary on the baby steps being taken to offer alternatives to big industry farming.
Despite the intensity of its scope and research, American Meat is a decidedly soft-hitting display of an overweening good faith that, frankly, just can't jibe with the times.
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